I don’t get all the negative reviews for this album. Primus is an awesome live act, and this album captures their live sound better than anything else they’ve done (STSOC is a close second).
Now to the point of this review. This is a rhythm section delight. We all know Les is an amazing bassist (although he is a little overhyped), but the drumming, oh my heck the drumming? Maybe only a drummer would understand, but Brian pulls out some amazing chops on this disc. Just listen to the opening minutes of “Antipop” and listen to the intricacies (however you spell it) of the hi-hat work so get an idea of what I’m talking about.
Another thing – these guys actually sound aggresive and confident again. After ‘Tales’ and ‘the brown album’ you had to wonder what the heck was going on. On this album they actually sound alive. That’s all I’ve got – take it for what it’s worth.